Ballindine, Co. Mayo

June 12, 2023

Senior League Div 4A v PKC match report

Davitts 2-12  Parke Keelogues Crimlin 5-6

Davitts hosted PKC in Div 4 of the Senior League on Sunday and after a very close game it was the visitors who took the spoils courtesy of a 58th minute goal. This was a very entertaining game that Davitts will probably feel they deserved to at least a draw but PKC’s ability to strike for goals at vital stages proved crucial.

Davitts opened brightly and hit the first four points of the game through Liam Kearns, Tristan Diskin and Mark Birmingham (2) before PKC struck for their first goal completely against the run of play in the 14th minute. They added a second goal four minutes later to lead by two points. Davitts composed themselves and Brian Og McTigue pointed in the 19th minute. Two minutes later, after a classy move involving the strong running Liam Kearns and Brian Og McTigue, Kearns blasted a shot for goal that was well saved by the PKC keeper but Tristan Diskin showed tremendous technique in driving the rebound into the top corner of the net from 13 metres. Points from Ryan McLoughlin, a superb effort, and Liam Kearns left Davitts ahead by 1-7 to 2-0 at the break.

PKC got the first score of the second half, a point in the first minute but Liam Kearns cancelled that out a minute later. The visitors then rattled off three points in the 34th, 35th and 36th minutes to narrow the deficit to a single point. Liam Kearns played a key role in goal number two for Davitts in the next minute when he passed to Aidan Macken who burst through and teed up Cian Naughton for a cracking goal. PKC would not go away though, replying with a point and two goals in the 40th and 43rd minutes to go three points ahead. Davitts came back at them and two points from the excellent Brian Og McTigue and a fine Liam Macken point levelled the game with five minutes remaining. A PKC point in the 56th minute was matched by a Ryan McLoughlin score two minutes later. PKC goaled again in the next minute as the time ran out for the homeside who could not find the goal they needed before the final whistle.

Davitts had very good performers in Brian Birmingham, Tom Corless, Mark Birmingham, Liam and Aidan Macken, the hard working Liam Kearns who really emptied the tank, Brian Og McTigue and Ryan McLoughlin.

Davitts: David Mitchell, Brian Birmingham, Lawrence Daly, Jordan Flanagan, Aaron Trench, Tom Corless, Aidan Macken, Sean Feerick, Liam Macken (0-1), Mark Birmingham (0-2), Liam Kearns (0-3), Brian Og McTigue (0-3), Ryan McLoughlin (0-2), Cian Naughton (1-0), Tristan Diskin (1-1). Subs used: Gavin Ring, Colm Roche.

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